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DonW

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I am trying to design a new hood. Having a hex is a pain. How far off the top of the tank should a MH 250w 10k be. Right now its just a square box. With relctor and mogule socket with one 4" fan. The box is setting on top of the old hood. This set-up works fine but is ugly. Ive gotten advice anywhere from set it on top to 12" away.


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big t

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Hey Don,
Well I would say that you should have the light bulb at least 8 inches from the surface. I found 1 example of a hood for a hex. I don't know if that is how I would do it. I have seen before a person that had the setup w/ 7 sides that didn't move, then the 8th side and half the lid flipped over on itself for in tank access. That looked really sharp, but I can't seem to find pictures on that one. HTH

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DonW

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Hood

Thanks for the info. I just want to build a furniture grade hood and dont want to waste materials by finding out its to short.


Thanks
Don
 
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